Knee arthroscopy involves the repair of damaged
cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bone. This procedure is performed with
a minimally invasive method that utilizes an arthroscope (a narrow tube with a
video camera on its end) inserted through small incisions in order to guide the
surgeon through the procedure.
- Knee surgery
invasive knee surgery
Treated with Knee Arthroscopy:
Knee arthroscopy may be utilized in cases of
arthritis, knee pain, synovitis, knee facture, Baker’s cyst, patella
misalignment, torn meniscus, reduced mobility or a tear to the anterior or
posterior cruciate ligament.
Rest, ice, compression, elevation and non-steroidal
anti-inflammatory medication are non-surgical alternatives to knee arthroscopy.
Open knee surgery is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
with Knee Arthroscopy:
Knee arthroscopy may be performed with local or
regional anesthesia. It can also be performed under general anesthesia, which
means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Knee Arthroscopy:
Possible risks following knee arthroscopy include
swelling, infection, bleeding, scarring and a negative reaction to the
after Knee Arthroscopy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
knee arthroscopy is good.
from Knee Arthroscopy:
Total recovery from knee arthroscopy usually takes
six to eight weeks.